Blue Mountains National Park

Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.

There are alerts raised for Blue Mountains National Park as at Sun, 19 May 2019 19:49:52 +1000
Hazard reduction burns: Lawson Ridge HR
There is a fire in this park called Lawson Ridge HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Running event in Blue Mountains National Park
Expect runners on trails in the Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls areas from Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May 2019. The Ultra Trail Australia 2019 running event will be underway, with 6 races of varying distances.
Please visit the Ultra Trail Australia website for further details and track routes. 

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation
Some parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, Kanangra-Boyd National Park and southern Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from 7am Monday 27 May to 5pm Friday 31 May 2019. This is due to a routine aerial pest control operation involving shooting.
All remote bushwalking routes will be closed, including Kanangra to Katoomba, and Katoomba to Mittagong.
In Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve:
In Kanangara-Boyd National Park:
In Blue Mountains National Park:
This operation is targeting pigs, goats and deer to protect catchment and World Heritage Area values. This closure is dependent on weather and may be extended if necessary.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
Wild dog ground baiting using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is planned from Monday 6 May to Monday 3 June 2019 in the following areas:
This program is part of a cooperative Oberon Wild Dog Management Program control program coordinated by Oberon Pest Animal Management Committee. It aims to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to be involved in the program, please call Central Tablelands Local Land Services on 02 6350 3110 or South East Local Land Services on 02 4824 1900.
Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. While domestic animals aren't permitted in national parks, be extra vigilant in ensuring that pets and working dogs are controlled. Ensure they are not allowed access to baiting locations during and after the program. If working dogs are being used, we suggest muzzling them during and after baiting. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call Oberon NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on 02 6336 6200.

Safety alerts: 4WD recommended on Mount Hay Road and Murphys campground roads
Due to deteriorating road conditions, 4WD is recommended for vehicles accessing Mount Hay Road, north of Fortress Ridge, and Murphys campground.
For more information, please call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Overcliff track closed Tuesday to Friday
Overcliff track is closed for walking track maintenance Tuesday to Friday from Tuesday 16 April to Friday 28 June 2019. The track will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program
A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will occur from Friday 12 April to Friday 10 May 2019. This program will be carried out in the Mount Werong / Jerrong area of Blue Mountains National Park on:
A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets.
For further information, please call the NPWS Kanangra office on 02 6336 1972.

Closed areas: Furber Steps walking track closed
Furber Steps walking track is closed due to walking track repairs, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed
Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 
Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp
A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: National Pass closed
National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.